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The Punishment of Luxury
Photo credit: Walker Art Gallery

The Punishment of Luxury 1891

Giovanni Segantini (1858–1899)

Walker Art Gallery
(b Arco, nr. Trento, 15 Jan. 1858; d Schafberg, Switzerland, 28 Sept. 1899). Italian painter, mainly of figure compositions in landscape settings, active for most of his career in the Swiss Alps. His early work was naturalistic, but from the later 1880s he developed a divisionist technique and a liking for Symbolist subjects (The Punishment of Luxury, 1891, Walker AG, Liverpool). He exhibited widely and was one of the few Italian artists of his time with an international reputation. There is a Segantini museum at St Moritz.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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